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Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1917
Classification: Furniture

This barrel-back chair with out-scrolled arms has walnut cabriole front legs with shell-carved knees and pad feet. The shells end in ram’s horns at the top that demarcate the “ears” at the top of the front legs. Bellflowers descend from the shells. The shells, bellflowers, and feet are painted a darker brown to contrast with the natural color of the walnut. The back walnut legs curve gracefully backward toward small pad feet.

Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1917

One of a pair of Jacobean-style walnut open armchairs with barley-twist legs, stretchers and arm supports, the latter terminating in figures of crouched lions, and rectangular backs and seats upholstered in wool gros-point tapestry worked in polychrome threads on a gold ground and trimmed with polychrome wool-and-tassel fringe. The upholstery scenes on the backs of the two chairs are different. This example shows three men dressed as Roman soldiers standing in a landscape with trees.

Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1917
Classification: Furniture

One of a pair of Jacobean-style walnut open armchairs with barley-twist legs, stretchers and arm supports, the latter terminating in figures of crouched lions, and rectangular backs and seats upholstered in wool gros-point tapestry worked in polychrome and gold and trimmed with polychrome wool-and-tassel fringe. The upholstery scenes on the backs of the two chairs are different.

Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1917
Classification: Furniture

One of a pair of decoratively carved beech wood armchairs (fauteuils) that has been painted ivory with green striping. The fluted oval back with foliate crest holds the terminals of the scrolled out-flaring arms with fluting on arms and anthemion foliate decoration on the front supports with rosettes marking the joint between arms and supports. The chair rails are shaped and fluted with a small horizontal panel of drapery in a rectangle in the center of the front rail.

Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1918
Classification: Furniture

The walnut open armchair in the Jacobean style has baluster-and-block turned legs and stretchers, and curved arms. The arched and canted back and plain seat are covered in wool upholstery depicting red fruits overall (pomegranates, raspberries, cherries, and others) with green leaves on a dark-green background. The turned stretchers are let in to each other and the legs at blocks alternating with balusters. The back legs are square.

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